Quest, Inc

  • Summer Camp Kitchen Lead

    Job Locations US-FL-Apopka
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/7/2019 11:50 AM)
    Job ID
    Summer/Winter Camp
  • Overview

    Quest, Inc., makes a difference in the lives of nearly 1,000 people each day. For over 50 years, Quest has supported Central Floridians with developmental and intellectual disabilities by offering choices and opportunities to live, learn, work and play. Quest offers a wide range of services and support for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Our company can be a valuable resource by providing a safe place to call home, quality long term care, education, therapy and early intervention services for children, employment for youth and adults and a place for retreat and respite. Quest’s mission, through quality and innovation, is to build communities where people with disabilities achieve their goals. Each Quest team member plays an important role in providing the individuals we serve with superior service, care and support.


    At Quest, the Camp Kitchen Lead is responsible for overseeing and managing the seasonal food service operations, providing leadership amongst kitchen staff team. This position starts on May 25th

    • Masters all the skills and competencies of the Kitchen Staff position.
    • Responsible for cooking all camp meals and/or directing Kitchen Staff in preparation of meals.
    • Mentors, supervises and leads Kitchen Staff on an ongoing basis, providing regular feedback and in-service training.
    • Manages kitchen staff and meal preparation schedule.
    • Supervises the inventory of kitchen areas and manages the ordering of needed kitchen supplies, equipment, etc.
    • Oversees risk management of food service and kitchen facilities, ensuring that camp safety regulations for guests and staff members are followed.
    • Keeps hazardous chemicals locked and away from guests and other staff.
    • Transitions kitchen areas from off-season to camp season at beginning of summer and vice versa at the end of summer camping season.
    • Manages and completes all necessary kitchen-related paperwork (e.g. temperature logs, food orders, etc.).
    • Orders food and paper supplies, and oversees the intake of all deliveries.
    • Ensures all American Camp Association standards regarding kitchen service.
    • Creates and implements the camp menu under the supervision of the Assistant Camp Director.
    • Maintains a resort-like environment for persons served, other team members and visitors.
    • Participates actively in all required trainings.
    • Follows all Quest policies and procedures as outlined in the Camp Thunderbird Staff Manual
    • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


    • Eligible to legally work in the United States
    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Successfully complete a background check and drug screen
    • Ability to read, write, and speak English
    • Ability to thrive in a team environment
    • Valid FL Driver's License with a clean driving record
    • High school diploma or equivalent required; higher education in culinary arts preferred
    • ServSafe Food Handler certification or equivalent required; experience in cooking for large groups preferred


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